Italian Serie A match preview 11 July 2020 Juventus vs Atalanta. Juventus will be eager to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Milan.
Italian Serie A match preview Juventus vs Atalanta
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Bianconeri will be eager to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Milan and aim to maintain their seven-point lead in Serie A, but it’s a high-flying Atalanta arriving at the Allianz Stadium.
La Dea are looking to continue their climb up the table, after having surpassed Inter in the last round of fixtures. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are currently unbeaten in 11 games, having won nine consecutive games in the top division.
Matthijs De Ligt should return to the starting line-up next to Leo Bonucci and Danilo should keep his place at left in defence. Paulo Dyabla sat out against the Rossoneri and was sorely missed in the Bianconeri attack, but should be back, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi completing the attacking trident. Douglas Costa seems set for a super-sub role yet again.
Atalanta are on hot form this season and their recent results have seen them barge up the table, currently two points behind Lazio at second. The could close the gap to Juventus to six points with a win on Saturday.
Gasp looks set to call on Ruslan Malinovskiy to sit behind Papu Gomez and Duvan Zapata, giving Josip Ilicic and Mario Pasalic a breather against the Old Lady.
Marten de Roon could be back in the middle next to Remo Freuler, with Hans Hateboer and Robin Gosens to continue out wide. Both sides have fire power to sub on during the 90 minutes.
Form Guide: Juventus (L W W W W) Atalanta (W W W W W)
Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Danilo; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo
Injured: Demiral, Khedira, De Sciglio
On a yellow card: Cuadrado, Bentancur
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Malinovskyi; Gomez, Zapata
Credit: Football Italia